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Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 08-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Mustang
Yes it is from start to finish, including a...

Yes it is from start to finish, including a rebuild after a crash.
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 05-17-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Mustang
He has some nice designs. He has just embarked...

He has some nice designs. He has just embarked on a new EDF project that should be interesting to follow.
Forum: Delta & Flying Wings 05-17-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Mustang
Cool Very nice delta scratch build

I though you guys would like to see a very nice delta build. While this is just a video of the maiden if you watch the entire video you will see this thing is also very fast as well....
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-23-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
I have finished shaping the elevons and honed the...

I have finished shaping the elevons and honed the carbon fiber (http://www.rcuniverse.com/buynow/keywordclick.cfm?bid_id=5295) trailing edges so they are nice and sharp. (too bad I couldn't get the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-11-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Had to switch to an enamel paint, even traces of...

Had to switch to an enamel paint, even traces of the crap filler was causing issues. Got the motor mounted just to check the balance (yes I still have to finish the elevons) but here is how it looks.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 03-04-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Ed thanks so much for you kind words. I am...

Ed thanks so much for you kind words.
I am very curious as to how it will perform in the air.
I had hoped to be a bit further along but hit a bit of a speed bump with some premixed hobby filler...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-20-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
After many coats of clear with sanding in...

After many coats of clear with sanding in between, I just got the first coat with pigmented dope done, the finished shape is now a lot easier to picture.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 02-01-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Four layer of carbon fiber and we have winglets. ...

Four layer of carbon fiber and we have winglets. I am fairly sure they are more than stiff enough at this point. The second layer probably would have been enough, but just to be sure I did a couple...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-29-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Now the fin...

Now the fin (http://www.rcuniverse.com/buynow/keywordclick.cfm?bid_id=6615) is starting to look like it is part of the wingtip once I got it covered with the carbon fiber...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-26-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Thanks! Well first the fins and wingtip will be...

Thanks!
Well first the fins and wingtip will be covered with carbon fiber veil. Then the rest of the plane will have tissue applied. Then a dope finish applied so I can keep the airframe as...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-25-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
I never included a front view of how the fins...

I never included a front view of how the fins look.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-25-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Thanks for your kind word Chellie it getting...

Thanks for your kind word Chellie it getting there, it still need a lot of sanding at this point, but at least the construction part is finished. I want to get the winglets and tips shaped so I can...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-24-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
some more sanding

some more sanding
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-23-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Got some shaping done to the wingtip turning the...

Got some shaping done to the wingtip turning the fins into winglets.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-21-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
I modified the fin...

I modified the fin (http://www.rcuniverse.com/buynow/keywordclick.cfm?bid_id=6615) structure a bit to use 1/32nd sheathing rather than the 1/16th to reduce the frontal area of the fins a bit more. ...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-15-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
I got the rough blending on the belly done so now...

I got the rough blending on the belly done so now it's time to fabricate the wingletts (the last of the actual construction) so I can move on to the finish work.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-12-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Even just having starting blending in the cooling...

Even just having starting blending in the cooling duct, that "hunk of lumber" hanging off the back of the airframe is starting to fade away.
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 01-12-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Time to post an update. I had to dump...

Time to post an update.

I had to dump the original design for the torque rod horns I just don;t have the machining expertise to do something that was this small with the degree of precision...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-17-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
I think for the most part I am going to stick...

I think for the most part I am going to stick with building planes from this point onward. There isn't a lot of Arf's that I find that interesting anyhow.

Paul's Thwing is one of the neatest...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-16-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
I also started in the hobby long before the...

I also started in the hobby long before the advent of arfs, and build because I am not all that impressed with their quality. Not to say that they are all junk, but most do not have a lot going for...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-15-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
I do intend to try that type of setup at some...

I do intend to try that type of setup at some point as I said it looks interesting. Right now I am shaping the aluminum spacers for the torque rod ends with a file, and a ready made solution looks...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-14-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Thanks. If your talking about the torque rod...

Thanks.
If your talking about the torque rod setups used in high end sailplanes, I have only seen adds for them. Are they the ones that are a rod with a hooked end? The hooked end fits into a...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-13-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
I finally got the elevon torque rod bushings and...

I finally got the elevon torque rod bushings and rods themselves installed. After a bit of fiddling around with the fitting and using a laser to line up everything the elevon root blending is now...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-13-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
I saw that video it was pretty wild, looked like...

I saw that video it was pretty wild, looked like they were having some fun.
Why I had mentioned the flat plate is that is exactly what I had done with the stingray. It wasn't all that fast to build...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-12-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Yea but can that glorified glider do that...

Yea but can that glorified glider do that straight and level? lol just kidding.;)
Thanks Ed,
Very good points.
On this plane the airfoil is a S2006 (fully symmetrical) at the wing root adjacent...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-11-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Ed, Aren't computers fun? If only I had a...

Ed,
Aren't computers fun? If only I had a dollar for every time that's happened to me...
I can guess how you felt about that!

As far as the speed record I am fairly sure this one isn't going to...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-11-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Ed, I do recall the Bonner systems that is what...

Ed,
I do recall the Bonner systems that is what my first setup, it was given to me by an older guy that got me into rc when I was a kid. I went from that to a heathkit radio and then a Kraft before...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-10-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Ed, I agree with you about the new radios. My...

Ed,
I agree with you about the new radios. My first "RC" plane had only a one channel escapement for control. My best radio today is a 7 channel computer radio and it is light years ahead of...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-09-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
Thanks Ed, I hope that the modifications I made...

Thanks Ed,
I hope that the modifications I made won't adversely effect the overall performance. I just felt with the enlarged cord area I had to use on the elevons, because of shorting up of the...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 05-05-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mustang
I have started on the blending of the root of the...

I have started on the blending of the root of the elevons into the main fuselage. While it all need quite a bit more sanding and fitting before the root blends are completely done, I need to get...
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